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Swedish Health Services Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) - Labor And Delivery in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Health Unit Coordinator (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) in the Labor And Delivery at the Swedish First Hill campus in Seattle, WA.

Responsible for performing general secretarial and clerical duties in the patient care areas. Interacts with patients, families and physicians and acts as a liaison among members of the health care team, patients and families. Assists the nursing staff in coordinating the activity of the unit. Oversees the orderliness of work areas and orders forms and other clerical supplies.

In this position you will:

  • Greet visitors, providing information and assistance as needed. Work with patients, families, visitors and physicians to identify needs, resolve problems or provide other information. Facilitate patient movement to other departments. Answer call lights and phone calls, providing patient assistance as appropriate. Issue visitor passes/Identification per unit protocols. Arrange for interpreter services.

  • Prepare a paper chart and print stickers from electronic medical record for each new patient. Provide welcome brochures. Check printer for the admission medication list and gives to admitting RN. Send discharge medication orders to pharmacy as applicable by campus. Order prior medical records when necessary. Check unoccupied rooms to make sure they are ready for new admit.

  • Perform all ADT (admission, discharge and transfer) functions. Prepare charts for transfer and discharge. Ensure accommodation codes are correct. Manage bed board. Review orders for upcoming tests, procedures and communicates priority to nursing staff. Make minor changes as needed i.e. unit collect vs. lab collect to orders. Check pended and signed/held orders. Ensure downtime computer is on and checklists is complete. Run reports and audits as requested by unit manager or designee. Enter non-medication verbal orders during a “Code Blue” or other emergencies. Use computer, telephone or requisition to enter physician orders, diagnostic tests or other procedures. May act as a resource for the EMR for staff and physicians.

  • Instruct families and visitors in hand hygiene protocols. Participate in the education of patient/families to unit practices/routines and orients patients to unit per protocols. Round the unit in accordance with department regulatory standards i.e. keeps hallways clear, equipment plugged in. Keep work area clean and clutter free. Post signs, i.e. hand hygiene, NPO, free water restriction etc as appropriate. Reinforce with patients isolation protocols and communicates concerns to the nursing staff.

  • Give report to relief staff, including items that require follow up. Update patient assignment board. Assign pagers and locators to nursing staff. Enter patient assignments/acuities into acuity system, as directed by nursing staff. Maintain unit worksheets and records. Provide consent forms. Distribute mail. Send patient reports to HIM upon discharge. Order supplies from MSC, Nutrition etc as necessary. Inventory education brochures and office supplies, and orders as appropriate. Communicate with other hospital departments regarding concerns with faulty equipment, work orders or other issues.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year experience in related healthcare setting, completion of a Health Unit Coordinator program, or 3 months in a Swedish internship program

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous experience using electronic medical record

About the Swedish First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 343820